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Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah

Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah

Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was the King of Kuwait, who ruled the country from 1950 until his death in 1965. He was born on June 24, 1912, and was the sixth son of Sheikh Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, who was the founder of the modern State of Kuwait.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was educated in Kuwait and in the United Kingdom, where he received a degree in Political Science and Economics. He was known for his progressive vision and his commitment to modernizing Kuwait. He was also known for his strong leadership skills and his diplomatic approach to solving problems.

In 1950, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah became the Ruler of Kuwait after the death of his brother, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. During his reign, he worked to modernize the country’s infrastructure, including the construction of new roads, schools, and hospitals. He also established the country’s first airport and the Kuwait Oil Company, which was the cornerstone of the country’s economic development.

In addition to his domestic policies, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was also active in regional and international affairs. He was a strong advocate for Arab unity and worked to improve relations between Kuwait and other Arab countries. He was also a key player in the formation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which was established in 1981 to promote cooperation and economic development among the Gulf States.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah passed away on November 24, 1965, and was succeeded by his brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. He is remembered as one of Kuwait’s greatest leaders, who played a key role in transforming the country into a modern state. 0 0 0.


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